From 31 October to 4 November 2022 – H2Uppp, the International Hydrogen Ramp-up Program, organized the first Green Hydrogen (GH2) and Power-to-X (PtX) training in Thailand at Sivatel Bangkok Hotel. The purpose of the training is to provide a comprehensive overview of GH2 and PtX markets and to enable participants to assess the potential of renewable molecular energy carriers in their respective industry and country.
The training was supported by the International PtX Hub and the Energy Research and Development Institute of Chiang Mai University, which provided expert trainers and training materials for the two sessions.
The training consists of modules covering the topics of GH2 and PtX business opportunities, economics, infrastructure, environment and climate-related sustainability dimensions, and policies and regulations needed for the development of markets.
More than 50 participants from both private and public sectors learnt about the opportunities of GH2 and PtX through case studies from Germany, South Africa, and Namibia. Interactive discussion sessions allowed participants to share experiences and knowledge on the topic with guidance from the trainers. Questions in the discussion included “What is the potential role of hydrogen in Thailand?”, “What are plausible and suitable applications of GH2 and PtX in Thailand?”, and “What infrastructure, laws and regulations are required to support the market ramp-up of GH2 and PtX in Thailand”.
At COP26, Thailand set itself the ambitious goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2065. Against this background, green H2 and PtX as alternative energy carriers have received increasing attention from energy stakeholders in Thailand and Southeast Asia.